Slavic and East European Collections

New York Public Library – General Research Division


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Finding Aids

A revised and enlarged 2nd edition of the Catalog of the Slavonic Division, 47 vols. (Boston: G. K. Hall, 1974).


Like nearly all the major divisions of the Research Libraries of the New York Public Library, the Slavonic Division holds a large amount of unpublished or archival materials relating to the Russian Empire/Soviet Union. It is impossible to estimate how much and what kind of archival material is deposited in the Slavonic Division, since no distinction is made between archival or manuscript materials and published titles. Even the subject heading "Manuscripts" is of limited usefulness. All manuscripts, unpublished typescripts, albums of photographs in bound form and other archival materials in original form or in photoreproduction are treated the same way as published monographs, i.e., they are catalogued by author, title, subject, bound and classed according to the subject with published books.

There is also a large quantity of unpublished short articles, personal biographies, and memoirs, bound, in the Division's pamphlet volume collections. These pamphlet volumes are all physically located in 1 area (though again catalogued separately). Below are listed some examples of specific holdings of archival materials found in the collection of the Slavonic Division:

Many of the preceding items are on Reserve; for conditions of access, please inquire at the Slavonic Division.

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